Monday, December 11, 2006

Immediate gratification project!!

Santa Baby
Isn't this sweet little hat darling? It is by Susan B. Anderson, a book author and native of nearby Madison, WI. I learned to knit in her shop 4 years ago - it made me giddy when I found her book, Itty Bitty Hats, rather unexpectedly at a local store. It is so refreshing and renewing to see someone take their passion and make it into something so successful. Anyways, I got up early Sunday to download a podcast of an interview with her from Craftsanity yesterday morning, I listened while I worked on a mitten. It was so peaceful in my house. What a treat. Even more, she has posted a pattern for this cute, teeny hat "Santa Baby". I have been stalking her blog a little to see when it would be available - I'm a little neurotic that way - I was able to make one up last night (being a good stalker, I had my worsted weight yarn purchased in advance). I should make about 100 more, they are so darn cute, super quick and simple. Head over and check out the pattern - the people on your gift list will be glad ya did!

A quick side note - so I listened to the interview yesterday morning and who's voice do I hear at the local yarn store?? Oh I have tell you, Susan B. Anderson was there! What a treat to talk to someone with such enthusiasm, it's nearly contagious! Thank you, I am always grateful for a shot in the arm of such exhilerating excitement for knitting! And meeting someone so positive and friendly makes the rest of the day just that much better!


Anonymous sandra said...

When I saw that cutest tree ornament ever, even before read a line from you blog I said out laud: "Ajme kako je slatko!" or in english "OMG, how cute!". I am stalking susan's blog also!

9:33 AM  
Anonymous susan b anderson said...

I am so glad that ornament turned out. It looks adorable on your tree. I wrote that pattern so fast that I was crossing my fingers that it made sense, and it looks like it is ok. Good work.

Did you know that Knitty Gritty is on every morning at 10:00am on HGTV? Now you can watch or tape those episodes you are waiting for.

I am glad I ran into you on Sunday. You are right, what are odds? We are definitely going to have to plan a time to get together and knit, knit, knit! After Christmas, ok?

Thanks for the support and the kind words, I am humbled.
best, susie

7:49 PM  
Anonymous susan b anderson said...

About the hat, the Cascade 220 is doubled throughout. It is the perfect pattern to learn fair isle-so go for it! Time to add a new skill!

8:24 AM  

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